Spruce up for Patonga hall

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, presented Secretary, John Quigg, with the cheque

A community hall on the Peninsula has received close to $20,000 in funding to improve the visibility of the Crown Land site.

Patonga Public Hall was presented with the $19,250 grant as part of the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this month.

Secretary of the Patonga Hall and Bushfire Brigade Land Manager, John Quigg, said the funds would help community members paint the exterior and interior of the public hall.

“We last painted the hall 12 years ago, so it was coming up for regular maintenance,” Quigg said.

“Without this grant, I don’t know what we would have done … it wouldn’t have been painted for years.

“We are grateful for the Crown Reserves Improvements fund and the painting will certainly enhance the experience for its users.”

The public hall regularly hosts social and community events, alongside an agreement with Patonga Progress Association to use it for their bi-monthly meetings.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the State Government had granted over $270,000 for improvements to Crown Land reserves and community facilities across the Coast.

“Local reserves as well as the facilities and infrastructure located on them will be upgraded, improved and maintained through this annual funding boost,” Crouch said.

“Importantly, this funding for Crown Land reserves also supports the Central Coast economy through more opportunities for recreation and tourism businesses.”

Maisy Rae